So in order to make this whole Thrive thing more long-term I have decided to admit to the fact that Brendan Brazier's idea of an entree is not very tasty. I mean, this diet is more catered to hardcore athletes (Ironman triathletes) than healthy vegans who like to workout (me). Soooo I have decided to follow Thrive for 5 out of 7 breakfasts a week, snack on Thrive-y smoothies and energy bars (great pre-workout fuel), and have a Thrive-y salad for either lunch or dinner each day. My other meal will just consist of regular vegan fare. I will try to limit dessert to 3 times a week.
Since I've gotten a bit more comfortable with the Thrive recipes, I have experimented a bit with similar energy bar and smoothie recipes so I can share them with all of you! I must say they both turned out very tasty!
Well...it technically starts tomorrow...but I won't be able to post this tomorrow and I'm just too excited to wait! I have made this recipe multiple times at the beginning of fall and it never fails me. I only had to make one small change to veganize it (love when that works out!).
The sweet blend of fall spices, molasses, and orange zest are perfection. These are also some of the healthiest [legit] cookies I know of. They stay nice and soft for up to a week in an airtight container too! (Not like they will last that long...lol)
On the off chance that I can't veganize whatever the rest of my family is having...I have to come up with something that will be quick, easy, and satisfying. There is always the classic bean and grain salad option...but I had some seitan that needed to be eaten and some carrots and kale calling my name [due to a fried juicer : ( ]
The result? A quick, versatile weeknight meal thats super filling, healthy, and tasty! Whoa. there. turbo. Think you can handle it? Give it a try : ) I dare you.
...And while we're speaking about dares...I dare you to vote in the new poll. Please and thank you. Love youuuu : )
I don't know about you, but I like my smoothies without oodles of added sugar and a hefty price. Not to discredit Jamba Juice, they make some really delish stuff! Annnd they have all-fruit smoothies, and a new line of fruit + veggies smoothies that I would be interested in trying... However, if you like to try a smoothie that is just as good and has a flavor quite similar to Odwalla's Mango Tango, then go ahead and give this a try : )
This was just a little something I whipped up with dinner tonight, and it just happened to turn out well...feel free to tweak it all you want!